Fall 2021 youth programs start in October. Check out our Events Calendar for an up-to-date listing of appointment times and programs.

The library is open for browsing and self-service pick-up on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9am-6:30pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-8pm, and Saturdays 9am-5pm. Masks are still required and seating is limited.

Materials (books, dvds, etc.) may be requested for self-service pick-up iby placing a hold in the library catalog, calling us at (802) 878-6956, or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Digital audiobook and ebooks are also available for download at Listen Up Vermont.


Ongoing Events

Please note, these programs fall under our regular schedule, which runs October through mid-May and follows the school schedule. See our Event Calendar for up-to-date information and a full listing of events.


Green Mountain Book Award Book Group*

Each month high school aged students in grades 9-12 discuss one of the Green Mountain Book Award nominees and engage in lively discussion about what they like and don't like, what themes they notice, and how what they're reading reflects and comments upon our society at large. Books are selected by the group.

Third Wednesday of the month, October through March, 2:30-3:30pm

Please register to participate in this book group.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)*

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for high school age teens interested in contributing to Brownell and the wider Essex Junction community. It is also a fun place to socialize with other teens in a safe, inclusive environment.

Meetings will be held under the pavilion on the second Friday of every month. 3-4pm. Please wear a mask.

Teen Maker Kit*

Teen maker kits are DIY projects appropriate for grades 6-12.

Available the fourth Monday of each month while supplies last

See the project description in our Event Calendar

Teen Writers Club*

Teens in grades 9-12 play collaborative and independent writing games to stretch their imagination and encourage creativity while connecting with other teen writers in a supportive, stress-free environment.

Meetings will be held at our pavilion on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 4-5pm. Please wear a mask.


*Programming from mid-May through September may vary.  Please check our Event Calendar for the most up to date information.


Check out our YA book display wherever you are!  You can request a book by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., calling us at 878-6956, or logging into your account:



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